desahogar

desahogar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to let out)
a. to vent
Mi novia desahogó sus sentimientos conmigo.My girlfriend vented her feelings on me.
b. to give vent to
Hablamos y desahogó sus frustraciones.We talked and he gave vent to his frustrations.
2. (to alleviate)
a. to relieve
Llorar la ayudó a desahogar su pena.Crying helped her to relieve her sorrow.
b. to ease
Pidió ayuda para desahogar la carga de la responsabilidad.She asked for help to ease the burden of responsibility.
desahogarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to confess)
a. to pour one's heart out
Me desahogo escribiendo canciones.I pour my heart out writing songs.
Perdón por desahogarme contigo, pero tenía que hablar con alguien. - No te preocupes.I'm sorry for pouring my heart out to you, but I had to talk to someone. - Don't worry.
b. to get it off one's chest
Sabes que estoy aquí para ti si quieres desahogarte.You know I'm here for you if you want to get it off your chest.
c. to let off steam
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tras la pelea con mis padres, llamé a mi mejor amiga para desahogarme.After the argument with my parents, I called my best friend to let off steam.
4. (finance)
a. to get out of
No pudo desahogarse de sus deudas y quedó en bancarrota.He couldn't get out of debt and went into bankruptcy.
b. to liberate oneself
No tiene el dinero para desahogarse de sus deudas.She doesn't have the money to liberate herself from debt.
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desahogar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (ira)
a. to vent
2. (pena)
a. to relieve, to ease
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (contar penas)
a.
desahogarse con alguiento pour out one's woes o to tell one's troubles to somebody
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desahogar
transitive verb
1 (manifestar) [+ira] to vent;en on
desahogó sus penas she unburdened herself of her woes
2 [+persona] to console
pronominal verb
desahogarse
1 (desfogarse) to let off steam (familiar)
me desahogué diciéndole todo lo que pensaba I got it out of my system by telling him everything I thought
2 (confesarse) to get it off one's chest (familiar)
desahogarse con algn to pour one's heart out to sb
3 (librarse) (de deuda) to get out of
desahogarse de un problema to get out of a difficulty
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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